Texas Tech University

Trump Tells CIA US Should Have Stolen Iraq's Oil

Industries News

January 22, 2017

Industries News - US President Donald Trump told the CIA on Saturday that Daesh probably would never have existed if the United States had seized Iraq's oilfields, a claim that flies in the face of the analysis of international law.

Richard D. Rosen, the director of Texas Tech University's Center for Military Law and Policy, added that Trump's idea "appears to constitute aggression of the type condemned by the United Nations by resolution in 1974." The resolution states that "any military occupation, however temporary, resulting from such invasion or attack, or any annexation by the use of force of the territory of another State or part thereof" qualifies as an "act of aggression."

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